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2018 Aspen Music Festival

2018 Aspen Music Festival

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Get ready for a summer of music! The 2018 Aspen Music Festival runs from June 28 – August 19. Here are a few highlights from this season’s program.


Experience the magic of Disney at the Aspen Music Festival on July 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm. The Aspen Music Festival orchestra will perform scores from Disney films, Including music from Moana, Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia.

Paris, France

The 2018 Aspen Music Festival season theme is “Paris, City of Light”. Throughout the season, enjoy the work of Parisian composers and those who looked to Paris for inspiration.
June 30 — Bizet: Ouvre ton coeur
July 2 — Ravel/Kato: Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose)
July 6 — Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297 (K 300a), “Paris”
July 15 — Debussy: La damoiselle élue
July 30 — Chausson: Concert in D major, op. 21
August 4 — Fauré: Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, op. 89
August 11 — Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
August 19 — Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 (8/19/18 AFO)
See a complete list of thematic works here: https://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/events/season-theme/

Yuja Wang

On July 1, Aspen Music Festival and School alumna and pianist Yuja Wang will play the pieces below accompanied by the Aspen Music Festival orchestra.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, op. 60, “Leningrad”

Ray Chen

On July 6, see Nicholas McGegan conduct the Aspen Chamber Symphony with Ray Chen on the violin.

The Barber of Seville

See Rossini’s opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia on July 12, 14, 16. Christopher Allen will conduct and Edward Berkeley will direct the performance at the Wheeler Opera House.
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